Water and sewer charges and taxes; liens imposed by localities. (SB846)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lien for water and sewer charges and taxes imposed by localities.  Expands the authority localities have to impose liens against real estate served by the locality's waterline or sewer for unpaid taxes and charges. This legislation grants localities the same authority water and sewer authorities have in placing liens against owners, lessees or tenants of property and ranks the lien on a parity with liens for unpaid real estate taxes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101996D
01/07/2011Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/18/2011Reported from Local Government with amendments (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Read second time
01/21/2011Reading of amendments waived
01/21/2011Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB846E
01/21/2011Printed as engrossed 11101996D-E
01/24/2011Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/08/2011Assigned CC & T sub: #2
02/10/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by with letter
02/22/2011Left in Counties, Cities and Towns


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 22 seconds.


Marsha Maines writes:

My local utility company REFUSED to charge my Tenant for the water/sewer the Tenant was obligated under Contract for, even after being legally Noticed of the Property Person/Party, and facing litigation. Water/Sewer are necessities, like electricity. He that USES it, Should be the ONLY PARTY obligated to PAY FOR IT. BAD LAW -WRONG WAY! Socialist/Facist bill to benefit Corporations, NOT Constitutional Property RIGHTS of Citizens.